The Joy of Sailing

Sailing is the ultimate freedom, the experience of being at one with nature and the sea, powered only by the wind and one's imagination. Why is sailing so appealing to so many people? Perhaps because it's one of the few "life sports" that offers both a relaxing escape as well as an invigorating challenge. You pick your level of comfort and excitement. Or maybe it's because sailing is never the same twice - each time on the water is a unique adventure that can enrich friendships, strengthen family ties, and refresh one's own sense of well-being. How many other outdoor activities can be shared with three or even four family generations?  It is said there are two types of sailors in the world - the young and the young-at-heart.

What a Difference a J Makes

Fulfilling those sailing dreams starts with finding the right boat that fits you - whether you aspire to day-sail close to home, cruise to distant shores, or take up the challenge of competitive sailing. Performance differences between sailboats are greater than differences between golf clubs, tennis rackets, skis or cars. There aren't many wooden or metal tennis rackets, skis or golf clubs in use anymore. That's because newer designs that perform better and are easier to use are MORE FUN!  A well designed sailboat, like a good sports car, is an extension of its owner. It could take years of sailing other boats to learn the difference that good design and quality make to one's sailing enjoyment. Or you can save time and take advantage of what we've learned and designed into every "J." We invite you to explore our site to learn more!

Buy J/Sailing Gear For 2015!

JGear Intro 250pxLook great this coming season in J Sailing Gear! Check out the comfortable and fashionable sailing clothing, t-shirts, polo shirts, sailing jackets and sailing hats in our J/Sailing Gear site. Also, comfy hoody sweatshirts and other fun things like half-models are available for nice gifts and trophies!  Plus, you can get J brand backpacks, totes and J flags!

J Gear is fully customizable to your needs.  When you order, you can specify just about anything you wish, including boat name, boat type, yacht club, hailing port, person's name, and so forth!  Please be sure to visit our store here.

Upcoming Events

Mar 20-26- Cabo Race- Newport Beach, CA
Mar 27-29- J/22 Midwinters- Ridgeland, MS
Mar 27-29- St. Thomas International Regatta- US Virgin Islands
Mar 28-29- J/70 Spring Cup- Monte Carlo, Monaco
Mar 30- Apr 5- BVI Spring Regatta- Roadtown, Tortola, BVI
Apr 2-6- SPI-OUEST Regatta- La Trinite sur Mer, France
Apr 3-4- RORC Easter Challenge- Cowes, England
Apr 4-6- J/22 French Open Nationals- Nantes, France
Apr 4-6- J/24 Pasquevela- Santo Stefano, Italy
Apr 13-18- Voiles de St Barths- Gustavia, St Barthelemy
Apr 16-19- Charleston Race Week- Charleston, SC

700+ J/70's Sailing in 2015!

J70 spin08 redThe J/70 speedster is the new "baby J" that is generating tremendous enthusiasm for a next-generation ramp- launchable keelboat. J/70 introduces a new dimension of fun, fast sailing in a stable, easy to own boat that all of your friends and family can enjoy. J/70's 22-foot long waterline with high aspect, all carbon mast and boom provides spirited performance and stability that feels like a much larger boat upwind. Off-the-wind, J/70 will simply light-up the crew with a smile! Set the masthead asymmetrical spinnaker and plane away in moderate breezes.

J/70 is already taking the world by storm-- it's the fastest keelboat class to receive ISAF International Class status in history! 19 fleets have developed in the USA alone, and Europe has fleets forming in a half-dozen countries.  Learn more about the J/70 concept here. Find out why J/70 has been generating enormous buzz-- J/70s are again setting records for class participation at Key West Race Week (60 teams), Charleston Race Week (87 teams), North Americans (93 teams),  World Championships (89 boats) and Europeans (41 boats)!

J/111 One-Design/ Offshore Speedster

082010BTSN 7014v22014 was another great season for J/111 one-design and offshore sailing around the world. With numerous events organized in Europe and in the USA, J/111 sailors enjoyed the camaraderie of sailing close, tactical racing around-the-buoys and in major offshore events.  Highlights again included domination by J/111s in  Chicago-Mackinac Race overall. J/111s hosted their 2014 North American Championships in Harbor Springs, Michigan in August and the Europeans and World Championship in Cowes, England.  J/111's have established a remarkable sailing record offshore. Learn more about this versatile, easy-to-sail, offshore racer-cruiser and, more importantly, join in on the fun and set your sights on the best combination of offshore and one-design racing in the world's greatest sailing areas- Cowes, Newport, La Trinite, San Francisco, Great Lakes, Harbor Springs, to name a few.  Find out more about the J/111 and the one-design sailing regatta schedule here.

J/News Around the World

  • Spanish J/80s Prepare for Worlds
  • Big Tide, Shiftiness @ Warsash Spring #2
  • US Coast Guard College J/70 Regatta
  • Austrian J/70s Sailing Already!
  • TAG Heuer St Thomas Regatta Preview
  • A J/122E cruise on India's Western Shore
  • Spring One Design Regatta Fun!
  • JEDI Master of J/70 New South Wales Champs
  • Chilly Start for Warsash Spring Series
  • J/22 Midwinters Preview
 

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